Event 20/20bas V2
When it comes to professional studio monitors, the 20/20bas Biamplified System is the standard by which all other are judged. (Could it be because engineers win Grammy awards when they use them?) Now there’s a new kid in town . . . the 20/20bas V2. We took the proven transducer technology from the original and paired it with a new amplifier (descended from the flagship Studio Precision™ design) and put it all in a rugged new cabinet. The result: sonic excellence in the tradition of the classic model, but with improved performance, reliability, and durability.
For the past seven years, the 20/20bas™ has put true world-class reference monitoring into the hands of musicians previously shut out by the high cost of those systems. As the favorites of the music press, project studios, and recording professional worldwide (such as recording engineer extraordinaire Francis Buckley, who took the very first pair of 20/20bas™ and won a Grammy for the project he mixed on them), the 20/20bas have set the standard for excellence in biamplified direct field monitor systems. And now the legacy continues with the 20/20bas V2.
What is it that makes the 20/20bas V2 so special? To be frank, a whole lot of things. First, it uses the time-tested low and high frequency driver elements found in the original 20/20: a 1" silk dome high frequency driver specially
designed to be superbly accurate yet non-fatiguing to your ears—even after an all-night session—and an 8" mineral-impregnated polypropylene cone low frequency driver that delivers fat, punchy, un-hyped bass. Also from the original: the active asymmetrical fourth-order crossover—one with phase response so accurate that the resulting stereo imaging simply must be heard (make that seen) to be believed.
We then took those components and paired them with two custom low noise amplifiers (130W LF driver / 70W HF driver). And we powered the amplifiers with a toroidal transformer to give the system lower mechanical and electrical noise characteristics. The basic amplifier designs are descended from the amplifiers newly-created for the flagship Studio Precision™ line, with modifications made to customize the amplifiers’ performance specifically for the 20/20bas V2 transducers. Why two amplifiers, you ask? Because giving each transducer its own amplifier gives the system increased dynamic range. Higher SPL. Greater transient response. Improved damping. Smoother phase response. Lower intermodulation distortion. In short, great sound.
Topping off the design are the independent low and high frequency trim controls, making it easy to adjust the speakers’ response to your particular monitoring environment. You also get balanced XLR and ¼" inputs, continuously variable input gain control, full protection circuitry, and much more.
Simply put, the 20/20bas V2 delivers exactly what you want in a reference monitor system: Superbly clear, detailed, sound. Flat, uncolored, accurate frequency response. Precise imaging. Non-fatiguing to the ears.
And fun to listen to. That’s right, fun. When was the last time you sat down and really enjoyed listening to a reference monitor? With 20/20bas V2, you'll like what you hear.
LF Driver: magnetically shielded 8" mineral-filled polypropylene cone with 1-1/2" diameter high-temperature voice coil and damped rubber surround
HF Driver: magnetically shielded 25mm ferrofluid-cooled silk dome Frequency Response: 38Hz - 20kHz, ±3dB (-2dB @ 38Hz), Ref. 500Hz
Crossover: 2.6kHz, active fourth order
LF Amplifier Power: 130W continuous per side
HF Amplifier Power: 70W continuous per side
Input: Balanced; gold combination XLR - 1/4"; accepts balanced or unbalanced sources
Input Sensitivity: 1.1V input produces full output with Input Level Control at maximum
LF Trim: Continuously variable control; max boost/cut settings produce ±3dB @ 100Hz, ±2dB @ 400Hz
HF Trim: Continuously variable control; max boost/cut settings produces ±3dB above 2.6kHz
Protection: RF interference, output current limiting, over temperature, turn-on/off transient, subsonic filter, resettable mains circuit breaker
Cabinet: 5/8" vinyl-laminated MDF
Dimensions: 10-1/4" W x 14-3/4" H x 11-3/4" D
Weight: 30lbs each